Idol Semi-finals report
Bart as we look at the last half way decent season
of Idol before Ellen sinks it next season,
I gotta say that waiting to see who’s second
to Crystal is less than fascinating.
The judges have decided to build up Lee just to
make it look close.
I think there are a few teenage girls that are
fooled by that stuff.
You are correct!
Their fake groveling last night made me sick.
All four of the judges couldn't stop praising
Lee for a second - all fpour of them.
If the show wasn't fixed, we'd have a situation
where maybe TWO of the judges loved Lee,
one was semi-lukewarm and one would not be impressed
I almost hope that Crystal purposely pukes on
her shoes next week and lets Lee win.
I think what's going on is Simon realizes he can't
She'kk tell Simon to GFY at the drop oif a hat,
but Lee, the good puppy,
will obey Simon's everywhim and Simon wants to
make more money.
Reminder: Simon made $50M off of Susan Boyle
and that's what's going on here.
Besides, ever notice on the Oscars and Emmy's
they say, "Votes tabulated by Price Waterhouse?"
Idol doesn't have that - Idol voting could be more crooked than Florida
Well two songs for the kids. Judges pick and contestants
pick. The judges have a real chance to help
Casey and Lee out because those two are hard
put to find a good fitting song between them.
Whatever the outcome the judges will applaud
their song choices.
Casey James "OK It's All Right By Me," Well it’s
a poppy tune but Casey slows it down
and tries for a little soul. He should have kept
Randy isn’t pleased. Calls it "too safe." Ellen
repeats after Randy and babbles.
Kara says he shouldn’t have picked an unknown
song. Simon thinks the song was lettuce. But he sounded good.
Casey picked the song because it sounded like
something he’d write. Well why not just do a song he wrote?
Crystal Bowersox "Come To My Window,". Is Crystal
trying to play Ellen with this? Pretty darn corny choice otherwise.
Bit screechy on the high notes and she needs
to enunciate a bit better. Over all it was pretty tepid for crystal.
Randy likes the vocal hates the arrangement. Ellen
says Crystal wants to be a lesbian singer.
Kara wasn’t pleased either. Simon thinks Crystal
is being true to herself.
The judges wimp out in criticizing Crystal. I
think they may have given up.
Why argue with Crystal’s performance when she’s
going to win any way?
That's what they said last year about Adam Lambert.
Lee DeWyze "Simple Man." I guess Freebird was
taken. ha ha
Lee does ok, pretty much does the song straight
with a couple of gruff notes thrown in.
Randy loves the song choice and thinks Lee could
win. Ellen babbles. (as always)
Kara says he showed everything, says Lee won
round one. Simon says best song choice.
Geez I think the judges are over praising Lee
just a bit.
Casey James "Daughters" Randy and Kara’s pick.
John Mayer is the establishment alt rocker,
a bit too cool and slow for Casey. But then again
Idol is about establishment music.
Kara wants Casey to show his vulnerable side.
So it’s a snooze fest of a song.
Casey does ok, but there’s really nowhere to
go with this thing.
Randy likes his choice of song. Ellen agrees
with Randy. Kara agrees with herself, great song choice.
Simon doesn’t agree with the song choice. Geez,
Simon says the song had no “wow” and Kara came back
with “that’s the way it’s supposed to be”.
They keep doing this.
They force the kids to sings dreary funeral songs
and then say, "It was dreary and durge-like."
Crystal Bowersox "Maybe I'm Amazed." Ellen’s pick.
Isn’t Ellen one of the judges that tell the kids
to be more modern and relevant?
Crystal does a solid Crystal version of the song.
She roughs up McCartney’s pretty boy song a bit.
Randy is all "yo yo, Crystal thinks she’s in
it to win it." Ellen applauds her song choice.
Kara thinks it was risky. “Risky” really? Simon
thinks this proves Crystal’s got soul.
I think the judges are just relieved Crystal did
better than her first song.
They must live in fear of a Casey/Lee final.
It haunts their dreams like facts haunt republicans. ha
Lee DeWyze "Hallelujah," Simon’s pick.
Ok lets just say it, fuck you Simon for choosing
this sentimental manipulative overdone trashy pabulum.
Well it would be nice if Lee sang the whole word.
A choir of angels joins in and they add in horns.
This is Vegas Elvis all the way. Big finish and
Lee hits the high note.
Randy says unbelievable.
Lee sucks up to Simon.
Ellen sucks up to Simon.
So it’s not just Randy that Ellen parrots, it’s
whoever speaks right before her.
Kara says Lee embodies the heart and soul of
Idol. Simon likes his song choice.
I didn’t catch any pre-scripted bits from Ellen.
Either her delivery stinks so bad
that they sound like babble or I missed them.
One week to go, then bye bye Idol.
Will there be a backlash against the judges being
so obviously in-the-tank for Lee?
Those judges need to learn how to lie better
and one of the tricks is not to go too far.
They were all,
"Lee is the second coming of Elvis, but better"
and I'm thinking "Really?"
I got nothing against Lee - he's probably a little
better than Casey - but heaving that much praise on him
will actually end up hurting him, like when they called The Knack "the
They said the Bay City Rollers were the next Beatles, too. That'll
kill a career.
You're also right about next year sucking before it even starts.
Ellen is going to pick someone who worships her to replace Simon.
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